GENTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GENTLE
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gentle
 a.  well-born; of a good family or respectable birth
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Her manners had been imposed upon her by her mother's gentle admonitions and the sterner discipline of her mammy; her eyes were her own.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Moreover, there was a haunting look of despair about her that went to his heart and made him more gentle with her than he had ever been with any person in all the world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  "You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate," Ellen told her daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  John Wilkes always held his barbecues there, on the gentle slope leading down to the rose garden, a pleasant shady place and a far pleasanter place, for instance, than that used by the Calverts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  He was a nice-looking boy with a riot of soft brown curls on his white forehead and eyes as deep brown, as clean and as gentle as a collie dog's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She thought of Melanie and saw suddenly her quiet brown eyes with their far-off look, her placid little hands in their black lace mitts, her gentle silences.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  The idea made him feel very masculine and he was doubly gentle as he seated her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  It was such a quiet, old-fashioned, gentle home compared with Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But as long as she was where the wounded could see her, she was gentle, sympathetic and cheerful, and the men in the hospitals called her an angel of mercy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  "If you hadn't been brave enough to do it, I would never have been either," said Melly, putting her arm about Scarlett's waist and giving her a gentle squeeze.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  I know the gentle rivalry to lead the reels very well and so-- The doctor mopped his brow and cast a quizzical glance at the corner, where his wife sat among the chaperons.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  To think of her gentle mother reproving her so harshly and her father coming to town to talk to Captain Butler.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Melanie reached out and took Scarlett's hand in a gentle confiding clasp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  His hands caressed her tumbled hair gently, soothingly, and his voice was gentle too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Fortunately the cow was gentle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (72 in 5 pages)
16  Some people are intimidated by his size, but in fact he's a gentle giant.
17  Love makes all hard hearts gentle.
18  She observed the gentle movement of his chest as he breathed.
19  He's usually very kind and gentle, but he has his less positive side too.
20  She gave him a gentle push towards the door.
21  He looks scary but he's really a gentle giant.
22  These poems reveal her gentle side.
23  You don't expect to hear such bad language from the gentle sex.
24  My son was a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life.
25  The gentle music was a balm to his spirit.
26  There is a breath of spring in the gentle breeze.
27  A gentle wind disturbed the surface of the water.
28  He gave his daughter a gentle kiss on the forehead.
29  A gentle touch or gesture of fondness, tenderness, or love.
30  You could see the glimmer from the pond in the front yard and hear the gentle roll of the water from the small creek.